Melbury Vale Harvest 2015 is nearly at an end and just in the nick of time!

Melbury Vale’s happy grape harvesters picked the last large crop on Monday and worked their socks off – just before the weather turned into winter on Tuesday!

Harvest Jays 2015

This year we welcomed pickers visiting us from Malaysia, Japan and Australia – others included our customers, friends and family all much closer to home. The harvest season has finished particularly late due to little sunshine at the right time over the summer with cold nights in recent weeks, (but look at the amazing autumn colours in the vineyard!)


So, it has been a race to get the grapes ripe and harvested in time, but thanks to our supportive pickers… we made it …. Phewww!  Now over to Joseph the chief wine-maker to work some magic…..

If you would like to join in the fun next year, send us an email to with your contact details entitled ‘ I want to pick grapes’ and you will be added to our database. Next year you will receive an email calling for assistance, if you are free.